Giant orchid seen for first time in UK.

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    togata57 Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    Seems as though the UK is a burgeoning hotbed of orchid species! Good news indeed.
    (See previous threads: 'Rare orchid' June 15 2021; 'Lizard orchid' Aug 4 2021)

    Giant orchids that can reach up to 3.2ft (one metre) tall have been discovered in Oxfordshire – marking the first time they've been spotted growing wild in the UK.

    The orchid, which flowers in March, has proven a hit with early pollinators, including bumblebees, which have been seen on the flowers. “Our local bees have welcomed them, so then why shouldn’t we?”

    Giant orchids found growing wild in UK for first time

    Giant orchids that can reach up to 3.2ft tall are discovered growing wild in Oxfordshire | Daily Mail Online

    Himantoglossum robertianum - Wikipedia
     
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    What a lovely volunteer to come across. No such luck around where I live though.
     
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